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Obscenity Defense Lawyers in Shreveport
What is Obscenity under La. R.S. 14:106?
Are you in need of obscenity defense lawyers in Shreveport LA? The crime of obscenity in Louisiana is the intentional exposure of the genitals, pubic hair, anus, vulva, or female breast nipples in any public place or place open to the public view, or in any prison or jail, with the intent of arousing sexual desire or which appeals to prurient interest or is patently offensive. The most common scenario of Obscenity occurs when a man is accused by a woman of exposing himself to her in public with the intent of arousing her. The woman gets offended and calls the police.
Obscenity charges in Shreveport, Louisiana are prosecuted at the Caddo Parish District Court by the District Attorney. Barkemeyer Law Firm knows how to successfully defend clients arrested for Obscenity in Shreveport, Bossier, Webster, and throughout Louisiana. Contact our criminal defense attorneys today and speak to someone about your charges.
Penalties for Obscenity in Louisiana
Obscenity is a felony in Louisiana. Most obscenity charges are not considered a “Sex Offense” in Louisiana, which would require registration as a sex offender. But if you are convicted, the judge may sentence you to prison time. The judge can suspend some or all of that time and place you on felony probation with the State of Louisiana. On a first conviction, whoever commits the crime of obscenity shall be fined not less than $1000 nor more than $2500, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not less than 6 months nor more than 3 years, or both. If you are placed on probation, the judge may order special conditions of your probation such as community service, rehabilitative classes, treatment, ankle monitor, probation fees, and pay fine and court costs.
Obscenity by Solicitation of a Person Under the Age of Seventeen – R.S. 14:106(A)(5)
An obscenity charge gets much more serious if the obscenity charge is alleged to have been committed while in the presence of a minor. When a violation of obscenity is with or in the presence of an unmarried person under the age of seventeen years, the offender shall be fined not more than $10,000 and shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not less than 2 years nor more than 5 years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
Obscenity and Registration as a Sex Offender
The only obscenity conviction that requires the defendant to register as a sex offender in Louisiana is if a minor is present. Obscenity then becomes a sex offense.
La. R.S. 15:541(24)(a) states that a “Sex offense” means deferred adjudication, adjudication withheld, or conviction for the perpetration or attempted perpetration of or conspiracy to commit human trafficking when prosecuted under the provisions of…..R.S. 14:106(A)(5) (obscenity by solicitation of a person under the age of seventeen).
Obscenity Defense Lawyer in Shreveport
Our obscenity defense lawyers have defended clients with obscenity charges in Shreveport and many other locations and parishes in Louisiana. We understand how difficult it is for our clients to go through the criminal court process for an obscenity charge. It is extremely stressful. But, we know how to reduce their stress, protect our clients and get the best results in their case.
Contact us if you need an attorney for an obscenity charge in Shreveport Louisiana.
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